Topic “Manage Your Life”

By Jon Waterhouse (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

ATLANTA — A broken neck, a broken back and a laundry list of other injuries led doctors to believe that 27-year-old Nicole Smith of Atlanta would never walk again.

Those same physicians need simply to look to the sky and see a woman who’s literally risen above the bleak prognosis. Smith, who has recovered from a battered body and bruised...

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore (

Do you love watching those TV shows where homes for sale are dramatically restaged in a weekend, usually on a very small budget? We never cease to be amazed at just how much can be done with so little.

But we also understand how easy it is to get stuck in a rut. When you see the same house day in and day out, it’s really hard to imagine...

By Kim Ode (Star Tribune (Minneapolis))

MINNEAPOLIS — The playground taunt about “sittin’ in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g” spells out the conventions of adulthood: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage.”

That may be changing.

Fewer middle-class women follow what one study calls the “success sequence” of education, work, marriage and...

By John M. Glionna (Los Angeles Times (MCT))

LAS VEGAS — Lisa Medford looks playfully vampy in black stretch pants and a pink top showing just a hint of cleavage. Once a dancer, she moves gracefully about her tiny house like an actress in search of an audience.

Now 74, she’s an aging siren, still on her game, happily living alone in a suburban retirement community. Sure, she’s...

By Becky Cairns (Standard-Examiner staff)

See Mommy. See Mommy work. Work hard at your desk, Mommy. Work hard in the kitchen, Mommy.

It’s a simple but accurate description of the challenges facing mothers today, whether they’re working to chase down sales clients at the office or working to chase after toddlers in the backyard.

Then here come “The Mommy Wars” raging anew...